For whatever reason, you currently can’t finance the solar panels you put on your home or small business. Seems odd, right? You can finance pretty much everything else, why not that? Well Mike Dudgeon has crafted a bill that’s got all the major players in the energy world signed on to liberalize the market for home solar panels.
This is a great idea. And it took a heavy lift from Dudgeon to get to this stage. The only thing that can derail it is an amendment, so let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
“It’s been an adventure,” Dudgeon said in describing the months of negotiations that began after his bill failed during last year’s legislative session for lack of support from the utilities. “I don’t think this is the ideal bill for everybody. But if most people are happy, we’ve probably reached a pretty good compromise.”
This is excellent legislating, and it is the type of compromise and work we hope to see at the Capitol.
So let the sun shine down, and maybe we can reap some benefits.